Coprosma Inferno (PBR)

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: neutral to slightly-acid, moderately-fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)

    Hailed as having the most brightly coloured foliage of all the coprosmas, the leaves of ‘Inferno’ are a vivid mix of bright red, gold, green and claret, and this colour intensifies and deepens as the temperatures drop in winter. Use it to make an informal screen – or as an outstanding addition to a mixed border or larger patio pot.

  • Garden care: In spring, lightly trim any branches that spoil the symmetry of the plant. Afterwards apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted leaf mould or composted pine needles around the base of the plant. In colder regions it will need some winter protection.